ARRIS announces first Comcast RDK-based Whole Home Network and Entertainment Gateway

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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ARRIS Gateway Demonstration at Consumer Electronics Show 2013; Showcases New Features and Services for Cable Subscribers

SUWANEE, Ga. — ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced the industry’s first whole home network and entertainment system: the ARRIS Media Gateway MG2402 based on the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK). Ideal for quad play services, the MG2402 will be demonstrated at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in the Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) booth #7252 in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2013. The gateway allows cable operators to offer their subscribers new features and services such as streaming of live linear television to IP connected devices, whole-home DVR, and a remote user interface on an RDK-compliant platform.

The ARRIS Media Gateway 2402

  • uses Intel® PUMA-6™MG technology
  • features a hybrid video architecture supporting QAM and IP delivered video
  • is capable of bonding up to 24 DOCSIS® downstream channels and providing 8 QAM channels to support traditional MPEG/DVB video
  • delivers nearly 1Gbps broadband service from the network and includes dual band concurrent Wi-Fi that provides consumers with superior in home coverage
  • supports four concurrent transcodes and DVR capability
  • ensures seamless delivery of broadcast and On Demand video to IP set-top clients through onboard MoCA® 2.0 support
  • incorporates HD Voice with an integrated DECT base station, and
  • includes Zigbee® support for home automation and security.

“The MG2402 delivers the vision of an open standards, fully converged home, in one simple, easy to manage device,” said Derek Elder, ARRIS SVP & GM, Touchstone CPE. “This announcement represents the continuing evolution of our market-leading Media Gateway vision as we help define the future of the truly connected home.”
“We congratulate ARRIS on the introduction of their new media gateway,” said Steve Reynolds , Senior Vice President, Premises Technology for Comcast. “This device will work with the millions of IP-enabled consumer devices capable of displaying video and will help operators, consumer electronics companies and developers innovate at an even faster pace in today’s rapidly-changing multiscreen TV environment.”